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New Computer USB 3.0

norfolkcrystal
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Registered: ‎25-04-2012

New Computer USB 3.0

I have an external hard drive to back up all my photos and files from my current computer.
The hard drive and my current computer both only have USB 2.0 connection.
My new computer will only have USB 3.0 connections.
Can I download the files and photos from my USB 2.0 external hard drive to my new USB 3.0 computer?
So I have all my old files on my new computer
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Superuser
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Registered: ‎30-07-2007

Re: New Computer USB 3.0

USB 3.0 is backwards compatible with USB 2.0. It just means that when connected to a USB 2.0 device, only USB 2.0 speeds are available.